W3schools, which is useful but still full of mistakes, has an "Online Certification Program" where they give advanced tests for around $100.
Has anyone actually paid for one of these? Would this improve your resume, or would it make you look like a moron for paying for an online certification from a non-accredited website? I ask because the whole thing smells like a dirty scam, and yet there must be people out there paying for it.
I've never gone for the certification but that's because I focus on selling myself based on my skills and not a piece of paper. I have many years of experience and that's worth far more than a certificate from some organization IMHO. I suppose, however, if you're just starting out and need to prove your mettle, then it might be handy to have.